International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Pathology | India | Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024


Mesiodens Unveiled: Demystifying Dentigerous Cysts and Their Correlation

Nandini B. | Barath Raj K. | Balamurali P. D. | Karthikshree V Prashad


Abstract: One of the most common cysts among the developmental cysts of odontogenic origin is the Dentigerous cyst. They are believed to form when the fluid accumulates between the crown of a tooth that has not yet erupted and the reduced enamel epithelium. In cases involving unerupted and fully developed permanent dentition, the diagnosis predominantly leans toward dentigerous cysts, accounting for 95%, with only 5% associated with supernumerary teeth. Specifically, mesiodens refers to a supernumerary tooth positioned between the maxillary central incisors. This article presents a case involving a dentigerous cyst in conjunction with an impacted mesiodens in a 29 - year - old male patient. Radiographically, the cyst manifested as an ovoid, well - defined unilocular radiolucency featuring a sclerotic border. The comprehensive case report outlines the successful management of the dentigerous cyst through surgical enucleation. Thorough scrutiny of the patient's history, coupled with clinical and radiographic assessments, proves crucial for accurate diagnosis, identification of etiological factors, and the administration of appropriate treatment.


Keywords: Dentigerous cyst, Mesiodens, Maroteaux - Lamy syndrome, Unilocular radiolucency


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024,


Pages: 1669 - 1672


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